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The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated economies, livelihoods, and investments across the countries where we work. USAID is committed to working with the private sector to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We value the private sector’s unique expertise and access – to people, technologies, distribution networks, and more – to save lives, to mitigate social and economic impacts, and to build resilient individuals, communities, and institutions. Collaborating with the private sector is vital for effective, timely, and comprehensive responses to the pandemic. 

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USAID Response to COVID-19

The Agency’s response to COVID-19 addresses immediate health needs, as well as second-order social, economic, and political impacts — such as gender-based violence and the protection of fundamental freedoms and human rights. . Access the latest on USAID’s response here.

Ways to Engage With USAID

USAID seeks to co-create and co-finance solutions with the private sector to achieve maximum speed, impact, and scale in the response. By unlocking private sector investment and catalyzing innovation, USAID is committed to exploring and formulating collaborative solutions that leverage the private sector’s expertise and resources.

PSE & COVID-19 Overview

More Information: 

To contact the team working on mobilizing private sector engagement to support the response, please email,

USAID Private Sector Engagement 

Additional efforts to respond to COVID-19 include: 

Development Innovation Ventures (DIV)
Water & Energy for Food Challenge
Digital Solutions through private enterprise as articulated in the USAID Digital Strategy and the Digital Ecosystem Fund
COVID-19 Innovation Hub

Last updated: March 25, 2021

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